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Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
come up, his administration will fix them, he says. >> remember that not only has the law helpeded millions of people but that there's millions more that stand to be helped. we have to make sure they know that. >> reporter: this was the first in a series of aexperiences. president obama plans to focus on the positive aspects of the law. >>> a major expans on the ban of cigarettes. richmond may become one of the first cities to ban e-cigarettes. why some people believe that the young children would benefit the most. >> reporter: that meeting is going on right now. smokers of electronic cigarettes are a growing population. some say if they operate like cigarettes, they should be treated like such. they are battery operated. >> nicotine, however it's delivered, is a dangerous drug. >> we're trying very hard to be a healthy city. no, smoking is not okay. >> reporter: nearly 2 million middle and high school students had tried e-cigarettes last year. they contain nicotine. >> they are inhaled and treat them like regular cigarettes. regardless of how you get the drug, there should be rest
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
percent traveled by train or bus or other transportation. >>> the chp and law enforcement all over the state have flooded freeways and roads looking for impaired drivers over the long thanksgiving weekend. as of this morning, 186 people had been arrested since thursday in the bay area. 1,073 have been arrested statewide. >>> fewer passengers are flying in and out of oakland airport than in years past. the oakland airport has dropped by 5 million since 2007. and that slump comes as crowds in san francisco airport jumped by about 9 million over the same period. >>> meantime sfo is enlisting the help of canines to make traveling a little more enjoyable. volunteers from the san francisco spca will begin visiting the airport with eight certified therapy dogs to help soothe the frayed nerves of stressed out passengers. the brigade have signs that say pet me. >>> hundreds of fixes and increased capacity, the federal health care website is set to handle 50,000 users simultaneously. errors have dropped from 6% to less than 1% the white house says. running or not, many republicans want to di
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
was born in 1918 raised by african no ability and set up the first black law firm. he joined the african congress. in 1960, police opened fire on thousands of black protestors in sharpville township. 69 people were died, including ten children. >> there are many people who see it, that it is useless for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against the government, is on these attacks. >> the anc was out lawed and in 1964, mandela was sentenced to life in prison, attempting to over throw the government. imprisoned on robbins island, he became a powerful symbol of resistance. he was released from prison in 1990 and emerged as the face of the antiapart i'd movement. he appeared before a standing room crowd at the oakland colosseum. >> it is you, the people of oakland, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to grow. >> mandela stepped into negotiations with fk declerk to bring multieration-ratial democracy. he was the first black president. >> so help me god. never, and never again, shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience t
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
towards the benefits of the new law and away from the rocky rollout of the site. republicans continue a campaign against the affordable care act. house speaker boehner calling it a government-centered health care delivery system that is fundamentally flawed. the student loan industry will soon be closely watched by the consumer financial protection bureau. the watchdog agency will now have supervisory authority over non-bank companies.the agency already oversees student loans issued by banks but most student loans are serviced by companies.. the agency will ensure that loan servicers are complying with the laws. student loan debt in the u-s tops $1.2 trillion and as many as 7 million borrowers are in default. bp may catch a break from a federal appeals court. a ruling this week requires business owners seeking payouts from the 20-10 oil disaster in the gulf coast to prove that damage was directly caused by the spill. tens of thousands of gulf coast businesses filed claims. the oil giant has been suspicious of some claims and this week's ruling could save b-p hundreds of millions of
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few sprinkles. here comes the front, it sort of passes through. that's tomorrow morning at about 7:00 a.m. as we go through the day, it clears out. those clear skies tomorrow afternoon are going to make way for a very, very cold night tomorrow night and then again on wednesday. so tomorrow, cooler during the day, and much colder tomorrow night. when i come back, i'll get specific with which cities will be the coldest in the five-day forecast, when things will begin to warm up again. we'll see you back here. >>> our
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
their supervisors from firefighters who have taken that course. >>> california's law requiring police to collect dna samples from suspected felons goes before federal court. the nine circuit counsel will hear the case. california asserts dna collection helps solve cold cases. recently the u.s. supreme court upheld a narrower law from maryland which permits sampling only from those charged. >>> it was an emotional memorial today at a memorial for paul walker. dozens attended. many left candles and flowers at the site of that fiery crash. others brought souped up cars like the one walker used on his film. >> he was a great guy. personal and on film. everybody loved him. he did a lot for the community as well. >> the 40-year-old walker and titus were attending a fundraiser. >>> 30 stray dogs are being flown from the east bay to boise idaho tomorrow morning on something called the chihuahua express. >> reporter: dozens of kennels are being rushed. >> the area is flooded with little dogs like this. there's not really a lot of interest in adopting. >> reporter: kimbrough blames the designer dog trend. th
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
law that forces amazon to collect sales tax from shoppers in the big apple. around the globe-- authorities are cracking down on counterfeit goods sold online. on the heels of cyber monday, 690 websites in the u.s. and overseas have been shutdown or redirected. authorities say scammers are taking advantage of the boom in online holiday shopping by selling fake merchandise. most sites that were shutdown sold items including headphones, sports jerseys, grooming products, shoes and electronics. the healthcare dot gov website has met the obama administration's self-imposed deadline for improvements -- that's latest word from the white house. kathleen sebellius, the secretary of health and human services, cautions users will still encounter problems during the next several months as repairs continue. by the numbers...the white house says the troubled site is now working 90% of the time --compared to 43% in october. 375-thousand people visited the site by noon monday. the president says the site it prepared to sign up 800,000 people per day. it can handle at 50,000 users at one time
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
're the one who steered the law through congress. and boy does this sound familiar - 7 years ago when medicare part d it went into effect those who it was to benefit were confused, far fewer than expected at first signed up, there were a host of roll out gliches - then majority leader john boehner called it "horrendous" but today part d is seen as a resounding success. lessons here for obamacare? > >i don't know if you can really go that far bill. what i can tell you is that 10 years ago, it was very controversial in america as to whether or not seniors should be covered. we were able on a bipartisan basis--i was tasked by george w. bush president---to get a bill passed through congress and we were able to do it. we were very happy with it but we didn't know exactly how it was going to work and i'm here to tell you, ten years later that 90% of the seniors voluntarily, not mandatory, but voluntarily signed up. and over 90% of these individuals say today that it's the best program for seniors out there. so i'm very happy with the turnaround and the support for part d. one thing that yo
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
to one in seven americans, reverts to so-called permanent farm laws, which would raise the milk price to the government---encouraging producers to sell less for the commercial supply. the result would raise prices to consumers. some say to as much as seven-dollars a gallon. but many doubt congress will let that happen. "this looks like the best chance for a farm bill in years." the biggest differences involve cuts to recipients of food stamps over the next ten years. the senate approved 3.9 billion in cuts, the house wants ten times that--39-billion and would disqualify 8% of recipients. "there's clearly two different sides on how that program should work but i'm confident they'll find a bi-partisan solution." the current farm bill, already extended expires december 31st. but house speaker john boehner wants to extend it further, through january. there is agreement on cutting the five billion dollar annual subsidy that critics say pays farmers not to farm. wall street is bracing for a vote this week on a tough new rules to hold trading by banks in check. regulators are expected to app
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
and it was pretty exposed. >> reporter: it was 8:30 this morning. this mother-in-law unit was full of flames. >> he was jumping around. my feet is hot. my feet is hot. >> reporter: that flame man named charles came shouting to his neighbors that his futon caught fire while he and his father slept. >> the covers caught on fire and he was trying to put it out with his feet. >> he said he went back to get his son. >> reporter: he said in the heavy the smoke and flames he ran out quickly to get a breath of fresh air and he ran back to get his son. >> i think with the space heater when you get those elements hot enough. they do combust. >> reporter: the 44-year-old dad who escaped this place with his son is lucky although it may not seem like it right now. >> i said you're a hero. you saved your son. you're a hero. it was heartbreaking because he kept saying it's christmas. it's christmas. why does this happen to happen. everything i have is in there. of course i started crying. >> reporter: the red cross will help with housing. but the family of three need to find a place to live. she tells me from the
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